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Kerala to develop two food parks in Palakkad and Allapuzha
Last Updated: 07-Jul-2017
Kerala Government is planning to develop two food parks in Palakkad and Allapuzha in Kerala. The state is investing Rs. 500 million each towards the food park. The food park in Palakkad is being implemented by Kerala Industrial Infrastructure Development Corporation (KINFRA). It is being developed on 78.68 acre of land at an investment of Rs 119.02 crore. The facilities at the central processing centre (CPC) will include a pack house of 10 tonne per hour, warehouse of 12,000 tonne, silos of 6,000 tonne, multi-product cold storage of 5,000 tonne, and other food processing facilities. Also, four primary processing centres (PPCs) at Ernakulam, Thrissur, Malappuram and Wayanad having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms is being developed. The food park in Allapuzha is implemented by KSIDC. The project will spread over 68.18 acre of land. The facilities at the CPC will include a cold storage of 3,000 tonne, deep freeze unit of 3,000 tonne, warehouse of 1,000 tonne, and other food processing facilities. In addition, five PPCs at Thoppumpady, Vypeen, Munambam, Aroor and Neendakara having facilities for primary processing and storage near the farms is being set up.